Imagination as a Career Skill

"Knowledge is limited; imagination encircles the world" Albert Einstein Have you ever thought about how amazing it is that we have the capacity to imagine? It's part of the reason I was drawn to psychology as an academic discipline (only to later discover that psychology has a lot more to do with the empirical science … Continue reading Imagination as a Career Skill

My Fascination With Sigmund Freud

Of all the posts I've written, the one that seems to consistently get the most page views is this one on strengths and weaknesses, Freud, and Alfred Adler. I guess there's a lot of psychology students out there scouring the web in search of information on how these two prominent historical figures viewed the issue. … Continue reading My Fascination With Sigmund Freud

Money Makes You Less Motivated

Money is a terrible motivator. If I were to say to you, "Reader, I'd like you to come up with a creative way of solving this problem we have," or "I'd like you to complete this complex task requiring somewhat sophisticated cognitive abilities," you'd actually perform worse if I offered you a nice chunk of … Continue reading Money Makes You Less Motivated

Don’t Throw A Fit!

How many times and how many ways have you heard the word "fit" thrown around? I don't know if a three letter word has ever had such wide ranging implications.  Grammatically speaking, it's an adjective, a verb, and a noun.  Generally speaking, though, I'm pretty confident we can think of "fit" as referring to the … Continue reading Don’t Throw A Fit!

Freud, Adler, and Strengths & Weaknesses

This may come as a surprise to many of you, but there are some things that I’m just not as good at as others.  Though it pains me to admit it, there’s a lot of stuff that, well… for lack of a better word, I suck at.  Okay, it doesn’t really pain me that much … Continue reading Freud, Adler, and Strengths & Weaknesses